Science Communication and Career Advancement with Thalyana Stathis, Ph.D.

In this week’s episode featuring Thalyana Stathis, Ph.D., Manager, Office of Career & Professional Development, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we discuss an array of topics related to career advancement and effective communication for scientists, including:

– How Thalyana’s involvement in ballet and Greek dance during her undergraduate studies at Cornell and also while earning her Ph.D. at Yale provided space for her to gain perspective and relieve stress during her Ph.D. program.

– Thalyana’s extensive involvement in Toastmasters in New York City, including what motivated her to join, how Toastmasters helped her sharpen communication skills, and why she encourages researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to participate in Toastmasters.

– Principles Thalyana advises MSKCC researchers to apply in their own editing and presentation process that could also aid listeners.

– Details about Thalyana’s career transitions, networking, and helpful lessons she learned along the way.

– Thalyana’s current role at MSKCC and the work she and her colleagues do to assist researchers with science communication.

Resources mentined in the espisode

Thalyana Stathis, Ph.D.

Toastmasters’ New York City chapter

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

New York Academy of Sciences

AAAS Media Fellowship

3-Minute Thesis (participating institutions)